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Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Hospital Chronicles, a peer-reviewed journal, is the official journal of the Scientific Society of Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens.

Hospital Chronicles provides timely publication of important scientific developments in the field of medicine. The Journal publishes both basic and clinical papers of scientific merit devoted to all fields of medicine. The types of articles include: original research, comprehensive reviews, editorials, special topics, case reports, images, letters to the editor. All submitted manuscripts must be accompanied by statements that the article has been neither published previously nor concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere and that all authors have reviewed and approved the final draft of the manuscript. Any potential conflict of interest must be disclosed.

A cover letter should include the name, complete mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and the e-mail address of the corresponding author, who should sign on behalf of all co-authors. Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the design of the study, analysis of the data, and writing of the manuscript. All manuscripts are subjected to peer review. Authors may suggest the names and e-mail of potential reviewers; Hospital Chronicles reserves the right of final selection.

It is recommended that all manuscripts be submitted online at: www.hospitalchronicles.gr (http://www.hospitalchronicles.gr/index.php/hchr/author)

In case that the manuscripts are submitted in print, an electronic media (USB flash drive or CD) should be included and they should be forwarded to:

Hospital Chronicles

Editorial Office

Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens

Ypsilantou 45-47

Athens 106 76, Greece

Phone: +30-213-204 1744 /           E-mail: sseh@evaggelismos-hosp.gr /  sseh.evaggelismos@gmail.com

Statement of Purpose: Hospital Chronicles publish original, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of clinical and basic science of medicine. Review articles may be requested, but unsolicited submissions will also be considered. All articles will go through the peer-review process. Articles from the Editors’ departments will be processed through a guest editor.

Copyright Assignment: Copyright assignment is mandatory and all authors are required to assign the copyright to the publisher prior to publication.

Manuscript Preparation: Authors should submit an electronic version of the files of their manuscript. For text files, Microsoft Word (.doc /.docx) files are preferred. For figure files tif or jpeg files with analysis of >300 dpi are preferred. Manuscripts must be double-spaced, single columned with a minimum of 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four edges. Arrange the contents as follows:

  1. Title page                                            6.         References
  2. Abstract                                              7.         Tables
  3. Key words                                            8.         Figure legends
  4. List of abbreviations (keep to a minimum)   9.         Figures
  5. Text

Manuscript Format

Title Page: Include a brief and descriptive title of the article, a short title of <50 words, authors full names, academic degrees, hospital and academic affiliations, acknowledgment of all sources of financial support, and the name, address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail of the author responsible for correspondence and/or reprint requests.

Abstract: Include a brief structured abstract with no references, of <250 words for original articles and reviews. Structure the abstract as follows: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Conclusion should be based solely on the findings of the article and state the importance and importance implications of the findings. For case reports provide an abstract of 50-100 words. Avoid all abbreviations other than standard units of measurement. Use generic names of drugs. List 5-10 key words for indexing purposes. No abstract is necessary for the section of Images in Medicine.

List of Abbreviations: use only commonly accepted abbreviations. Keep to a minimum.

Text: Organize text into sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, with appropriate subheadings. Explain abbreviations when first mentioned, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. References, tables, and figures should be cited in numerical order. Avoid jargon, clichés, laboratory slang, underlining, italics, bold face typing or capitalizing. References to pacemakers, defibrillators, other devices and device leads must adhere to code structures and usage conventions. Place acknowledgments at the end of the text, before references. Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to seek proper grammatical assistance. In general the manuscript should not exceed 30 double-spaced typed pages, 10 figures and 100 references. More references are only allowed in comprehensive review articles.

References: Number references in the order in which they are cited in the text; use superscript numerals for text citations, placed after the punctuation marks. Include references to unpublished material or personal communications in the text in parentheses. Abbreviate titles of journals according to the style of Index Medicus, National Library of Medicine. In the reference list, include names and initials of all authors; if more than 6, list 6 followed by “et al”. Include the title, source, year, volume and inclusive page numbers, following the format and punctuation shown herein:

Journal article: 1. Manolis AS, Wang PJ, Estes NAM III. Radiofrequency catheter ablation for cardiac tachyarrhythmias. Ann Intern Med 1994; 121:452-461.

Book chapter: 2. Manolis AS. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads. In: Estes NAM, Manolis AS, Wang PJ (eds). Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: A Comprehensive Textbook, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, NY, 1994, pp. 607-633.

Table(s): Tables must be self-explanatory and supplement, not duplicate, the text. Each table should be typed on a separate page and designed for economy of space and readability. Provide a title on top for each table. Notes designed in the tables and all abbreviations should be defined in a footnote. Abbreviations should be identified in alphabetical order. Footnotes should be used in the following order: *, †, †, §, ║,¶. Number tables consecutively, with Arabic numerals, in the order of their citation in the text.

Policy/Letter of Submission: Manuscripts submitted must be original, with no portion under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere or previously published, except for an abstract of <400 words. Include ONLY authors who have made an important contribution to the study and are thoroughly familiar with the data. All authors are responsible for the contents and must have read and approved the manuscript and conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals published in the Annals of Internal Medicine 1977;126:36-47. Studies involving experimental animals and humans must conform to the guiding principles of the Declaration of Helsinki, and human subjects must have given informed consent of a study that has been approved by the Institutional Committee on Human Research at the authors’ institution. Any financial or other relations must be disclosed. Letters of submission should state and confirm the above. Use of previously published graphic and tabular material is discouraged. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for re-use of material (illustrations, tables, quotes) from other sources. Permission letters from copyright holder and the author of the original source, along with complete bibliographic information, must be submitted with the manuscript.

Manuscript Categories:

Comprehensive reviews: Review articles should be no more than 10,000 total words, including references, tables, and figures. References are limited to 100 and must be no older than 10 years old. Use other articles to incorporate older references.

Case reports: case reports are limited to 5 authors, total of 10 double-spaced pages, including text, <30 references, 1-2 tables, figure legends and a maximum of 5 figures.

Images in Medicine: submissions to Images should be limited to a double-spaced type-written narrative and 3 illustration panels and 5 authors. Figure legends are not necessarily used, while reference citations are limited to a maximum of 10.

Letters to the Editor: Letters should be double-spaced, not exceeding 1000 words, and should address issues reported to previously published articles in the Journal. Research Letters could refer to novel findings and include one table, one figure and <15 references.

Revisions: revised manuscripts accepted for publication should be submitted electronically, either through our website or by e-mail.

Reprints: a form for ordering reprints will accompany the approval copy of page proofs. No complimentary copies of published papers will be provided. A pdf copy of the article will be available for the corresponding author to download.

Send material to:

Hospital Chronicles

Editorial Office

Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens

Ypsilantou 45-47

Athens 106 76, Greece

Telephone: +30-213- 204 1744

E-mail: sseh@evaggelismos-hosp.gr / sseh.evaggelismos@gmail.com

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). All authors have read the final version of the manuscript and fully agree with its current content and submission
  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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